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Why is “100% Japan-made Solid Capacitor” a selling point? [closed]

I'm seeing a lot of high end Motherboards including 100% Japan made caps. I've been out of the PC world for quite some time, why is this a feature? What is so special about these caps?
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Possible capacitor plague - need help identifying

I've been having some PC power issues lately, and I think I've tracked it down to a bad power supply. Lately, when I'm on my PC it will often restart without warning, displaying "Hypertransport sync ...
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Computer not working, motherboard is suspect

I have a problem with my computer. I have a GeForce 6100 M9 Motherboard, which I suspect is broke. The capacitors beside the CPU are corroded and the computer doesn't do anything except start the fans ...
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Burst capacitors on videocard and possibly motherboard

A few months ago I was using my computer and heard a very loud popping sound. I didn't think about it much - I thought it was my new furniture settling in. Anyway, a few days after that I had to ...
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Proper multimeter specs for fixing capacitors on your motherboard?

When our motherboards or LCD's go out it is possible that the capacitors are at fault and can be easily replaced by removing and replacing the bad caps rather than buying new screens or computers. ...